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Sep 23, 2012 6:00pm EDT
moment since the attacks in libya. the head of the national security council testified that the attack was indeed a terrorist attack. she said it appeared opportunistic. what more do we know about it being opportunistic and not premeditated? are we seeing evidence that it was planned? who might be behind it? >> i was curious by those who are hesitant to call it a terrorist attack. it had all the attributes of any accepted definition of terrorism. it was the use of violence to carry out a political mission. clearly that is what happened. i do not think we know enough now to know whether it was opportunistic. whether it was planned to occur on september 11 or whether it was a plan they had on the shelf and when they saw what was happening in response to the anti-muslim film, they seized the moment in carried it out. it clearly was not just spontaneous. they knew what they were doing. the effects are not all clear. at the briefing we had on thursday with secretary clinton, it is clear our investigation is still ongoing. we have talked to people for more there, diesel fuel was thrown aroun
CSPAN
Sep 23, 2012 10:00am EDT
eastern libya is a center for a lot of violent islamist extremist groups. that was clearly known by intelligence. they do not think you suddenly do something as organized and this was with the equipment's and the weapons systems they had. and with the skillful operators. we have a testimony from people who were in that second building that the murders hit with a remarkable exactness. this was ready to go. >> there were news reports that ambassador stephen said he thought he was a target of al qaeda. is there a connection between him thinking al qaeda was targeting him. what happened at? >> probably. we do not know. chris stevens was a believer in the people of libya. that is why they're mourning his death. it is quite logical that he would be a target of al qaeda or groups associated with al qaeda. whether they knew he was at the compound on september 11, we do not know yet. some people have dismissed that and said it was accidental. i do not yet. the best information i have had is that ambassador stevens was in benghazi to open a cultural center. that would have been known more bro
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